AMIS—Adaptive Multimedia Information System

AMIS is now archived and is no longer being developed or supported




AMIS is a free, open source software program that can be used to read DAISY books. It is self-voicing, meaning that no specialized screen-reading software is needed in order for it to be used by visually impaired people.

Who is this for?

AMIS can be used by a diverse range of readers, in particular those who are visually impaired—both partially and those with full sight loss.


Release Status

Important: AMIS is no longer being developed or supported. The current version AMIS 3.1.3 was developed by the DAISY Consortium and released in November, 2011.


AMIS offers a fully-featured multimedia reading experience.

  • You can navigate by section, subsection, page, and phrase, and set bookmarks as you read.
  • You can also enlarge the font, change the colors, and speed up or slow down the audio.
  • AMIS allows you to open books from a CD, from your disk, from the web, and it will automatically re-open your most recent book at the point you stopped reading.
  • There are two display modes: the traditional default look and also the basic look which offers a simplified interface.
  • AMIS has been designed to be translated into many languages.

AMIS supports DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3 books of several varieties:

  • Full-text/Full-audio
  • Audio-NCX
  • Text-only
  • Multi-volume (DAISY 2.02 only)

AMIS 3.1.3 Download